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Learning Exercise: Electric Field Web Assignment No. 2

Title:
Electric Field Web Assignment No. 2
Material:
Description:
Web assignment based on an applet by Physics 1. User is given three point charges and asked about the electric field strengths and directions at various locations around the charges.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics

Info

Submitted by:
John Walkup
Date Last Modified:
June 05, 2001

Exercise

See
http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField002.htm

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Topics

Electric field, Coulomb's law, charge distribution, vector addition, vector algebra.

Requirements

Qualitative summation of vectors, Coulomb's law.

Learning Objectives

To understand how the the strength of an electric field varies around various point charges. Also, to practice the ability to sum vectors and to understand how the strength of an electric field is represented by a field plot.